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    Ukraine’s New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media
    Dec04

    Ukraine’s New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media

    Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. The creation of a new Ministry of Information Policy within the Ukrainian government has caused widespread consternation among Ukrainians, leading some to dub it the “Ministry of Truth.” Critics say the Orwellian department, aimed at protecting Ukraine in the information war with Russia, will only hinder freedom of...

    Poland’s Senate ratified agreement between EU and Ukraine
    Dec04

    Poland’s Senate ratified agreement between EU and Ukraine

    The Senate of Poland has ratified the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin: west has tried to contain Russia for decades
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin: west has tried to contain Russia for decades

    President uses state of the nation speech to attack west as rouble slides under pressure of economic sanctions over UkraineVladimir Putin has accused the west of trying to contain and subvert Russia “for decades, if not centuries”, in a fierce and uncompromising attack during his state of the nation speech.Analysts were curious to see whether the...

    OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers Meets in Switzerland
    Dec04

    OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers Meets in Switzerland

    The annual Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) takes place on 4 and 5 December in the Swiss city of Basel. The Ministerial Council brings together foreign ministers and delegations from the 57 participating states of the OSCE. It is expected that a meeting will take place between Russian Foreign...

    Putin blames West for Ukraine ‘tragedy’
    Dec04

    Putin blames West for Ukraine ‘tragedy’

    President Vladimir Putin has signaled that Russia intends to stay in “sacred” Crimea, part of Ukraine annexed in March. And he’s blamed “risky” judgements by Western powers for what he calls the “tragedy” in Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    South Stream Profit for Bulgaria Estimated at EUR 54 M a year – Caretaker Minister
    Dec04

    South Stream Profit for Bulgaria Estimated at EUR 54 M a year – Caretaker Minister

    Bulgaria’s caretaker Energy Minister Vasil Shtonov has argued that the South Stream gas pipeline would have fetched meager profits from transit fees. In a Thursday interview for bTV, he claimed that the gas pipeline would have brought EUR 54 M a year in transit fees over the next 30 years, adding that the sum had been calculated on the...

    Vladimir Putin: Russia Should Become Competitive, Self-Reliant
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin: Russia Should Become Competitive, Self-Reliant

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual address to the country’s Parliament calling for measures to get the economy back on its feet. As expected, Putin has commented on both domestic and international issues involving Russia.Russia’s head of state described sanctions as “harmful” to all sides, arguing...

    FM: Belarus, if necessary, can host meeting on Ukraine crisis within hours
    Dec04

    FM: Belarus, if necessary, can host meeting on Ukraine crisis within hours

    “The amount of time we need is minimum. It is hours, not days,” said Dmitry Mironchik. …read more Source:...

    Putin says Russia’s Ukraine policy is right
    Dec04

    Putin says Russia’s Ukraine policy is right

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that events in Ukraine showed that Russia’s policy was right and accused the West of cynicism in its handling of the crisis. …read more Source:...

    Putting Europe Back Together
    Dec04

    Putting Europe Back Together

    Author(s): Didier Burkhalter didier_osce.jpg We are nearing the end of one of the most volatile years of this young century. Crises in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine, the spread of Ebola, and instability in the South China Sea have created convulsions in the international system. At the same time, important anniversaries have reminded us of the dangers...

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